Former investors in Konga and current owners of IrokoTV said Lars-Åke Norling has more than 20 years’ experience from management positions in the TMT sector in the Nordics and in emerging markets.
Most recently he was the CEO of Total Access Communications (dtac) in Thailand where he executed a digital transformation and led a turnaround of the financial performance. He has also been EVP for Developed Asia for Telenor as well as CEO of Digi Telecommunications Malaysia and CEO of Telenor Sweden.
Lars-Åke holds an MBA from Gothenburg School of Economics, an MSc in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University and an MSc in Systems Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, USA.
Kinnevik CEO Georgi Ganev commented: “I am very pleased that Lars-Åke will join Kinnevik as Investment Director and lead of our TMT vertical, one of Kinnevik’s core sectors. With a proven track record of value creation and operational excellence, and a solid understanding of how to drive profitable consumer engagement in the industry in Sweden as well as in emerging markets, all Kinnevik’s TMT assets will stand to benefit from his experience.
In addition, with a passion for building digital brands with focus on innovation, I also expect Lars-Åke to add significant value to all our portfolio companies.”